I have recently been on the receiving end of a few gifts. Baby related items have begun to trickle in. I am so grateful when anyone takes the time out of their life to give a gift. I prefer to give handmade thank you cards as a sign of my appreciation, it feels much more personal than store bought thank you cards.
I am anticipating some more baby stuff will be rolling in as this due date continues to quickly approach. I am also pretty much assuming that once she is born all of my normal life will come to a complete halt for a few weeks while Eric and I figure out our new way -o- life. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised to discover that parenting will be simple and sleep will not be a problem. I just keep reading books that suggest that Eric and I should give in and live like slobs for a few months. I have met many a new parent and they didn't really seem to have that little control, but you never know. To give myself a little break I have been trying to get things in order well in advance.
I recently spent the afternoon making thank you cards in advance. I made two templates, the umbrella and the birds you see in the photos. I kept it fairly simple, but I think the results were good.
The idea is that I will be able to get my thank you cards out in a reasonable time frame. I am even planning to have stamps purchased and ready to go. Do you have any other suggestions about things I could prepare in advance?